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Force, James E.

Works: 22 works in 149 publications in 2 languages and 3,828 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Biographical television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Controversial literature  Sources  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: QC16.N7, 530.092
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Publications about James E Force
Publications by James E Force
Most widely held works by James E Force
Newton's dark secrets ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 730 libraries worldwide
Newly discovered manuscripts reveal an Isaac Newton obsessed with religion, the occult, and alchemy
William Whiston, honest Newtonian by James E Force( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Essays on the context, nature, and influence of Isaac Newton's theology by James E Force( Book )
11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
This collection of essays is the fruit of about fifteen years of discussion and research by James Force and me. As I look back on it, our interest and concern with Newton's theological ideas began in 1975 at Washington University in St. Louis. James Force was a graduate student in philosophy and I was a professor there. For a few years before, I had been doing research and writing on Millenarianism and Messianism in the 17th and 18th centuries, touching occasionally on Newton. I had bought a copy of Newton's Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John for a few pounds and, occasionally, read in it. In the Spring of 1975 I was giving a graduate seminar on Millenarian and Messianic ideas in the development of modem philosophy. Force was in the seminar. One day he came very excitedly up to me and said he wanted to write his dissertation on William Whiston. At that point in history, the only thing that came to my mind about Whiston was that he had published a, or the, standard translation of Josephus (which I also happened to have in my library.) Force told me about the amazing views he had found in Whiston's notes on Josephus and in some of the few writings he could find in St. Louis by, or about, Whiston, who was Newton's successor as Lucasian Professor of mathematics at Cambridge and who wrote inordinately on Millenarian theology
The Sceptical mode in modern philosophy : essays in honor of Richard H. Popkin by Richard A Watson( Book )
8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
An account of the growth of Deism in England : (1696) by William Stephens( Book )
14 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
The books of nature and Scripture : recent essays on natural philosophy, theology, and Biblical criticism in the Netherlands of Spinoza's time and the British Isles of Newton's time by James E Force( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Dick Popkin and James Force have attended a number of recent conferences where it was apparent that much new and important research was being done in the fields of interpreting Newton's and Spinoza's contributions as biblical scholars and of the relationship between their biblical scholarship and other aspects of their particular philosophies. This collection represents the best current research in this area. It stands alone as the only work to bring together the best current work on these topics. Its primary audience is specialised scholars of the thought of Newton and Spinoza as well as historians of the philosophical ideas of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries
Newton and religion : context, nature, and influence by James E Force( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Over the past twenty-five years - since the very large collection of Newton's papers became available and began to be seriously examined - the beginnings of a new picture of Newton has emerged. This volume of essays builds upon the foundation of its authors in their previous works and extends and elaborates the emerging picture of the `new' Newton, the great synthesizer of science and religion as revealed in his intellectual context
Newton and Newtonianism : new studies by James E Force( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
"This volume contains eleven essays by eminent scholars which focus on Newton's theology, his study of alchemy, the early reception of Newtonianism, and the history of Newton scholarship. It includes unique accounts of the attempts over the last quarter of the twentieth century, to publish Sir Isaac Newton's theological manuscripts. The volume also features the emerging interpretations of Newton's seminal theological thought, and its relationship to his scientific work, as well as other important essays which illuminate Newton's influence upon so many of the complex and seemingly paradoxical patterns of the Enlightenment."--Jacket
Everything connects : in conference with Richard H. Popkin : essays in his honor ( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and German and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Richard H. Popkin has already been celebrated in two Festschriften as one of the century's greatest historians of philosophy. This latest book, whose editors were among those who prepared the first two volumes, centers on Popkin's crucial role in bringing together scholars from around the world in a long series of academic conferences and learned meetings which helped transform the field from one of solitary endeavour into a 'Republic of Letters'
The high road to Pyrrhonism by Richard H Popkin( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Millenarianism and Messianism in early modern European culture by James E Force( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
The influence of millenarian thinking upon Cromwell's England is well-known. Less well examined, perhaps, has been the cultural and intellectual conceptions of the role of millenarian ideas in the `long' eighteenth century when, so the `official' story goes, the religious sceptics and deists of Enlightened England effectively tarred such religious radicalism as `enthusiasm'. In this collection of essays, we endeavour to revise this `official' story and to trace the influence of millenarian ideas in the science, politics, and everyday life of England and America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Astronomical principles of religion, natural and reveal'd (1717) by William Whiston( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Millenarianism and messianism in early modern European culture ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Millenarianism and messianism in early modern European culture ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Whiston controversies : the development of "Newtonianism" in the thought of William Whiston by James E Force( Archival Material )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Millenarianism and messianism in early modern European culture. from Savonarola to the Abbé Grégoire by Karl A Kottman( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Over three hundred years ago, the paramount modern Catholic exegete, Cornelius a Lapide, S.J., wrote that the 25th of March, 2000, was the most likely date for the world to end. Catholic Millenarianism does not let the day pass without comment. Catholic Millenarianism offers an authoritative overview of Catholic apocalyptic thought combined with detailed presentations by specialists on nine major Catholic authors, such as Savonarola, Luis de León, and António Vieira. With its companion volumes, Catholic Millenarianism illustrates a hold apocalyptic concerns had on intellectual life, particularly between 1500 and 1900, rivaling and influencing rationalism and skepticism. Catholics do not ordinarily expect a messianic reign by earthly means. Catholic Millenarianism shows instead what is common to Catholic authors: their preoccupation with the relationship between linguistic prophecies and the events they foretell. This makes the perspectives offered as surprisingly diverse as their particular times, and the book itself interesting and worth repeated reading
Millenarianism and messianism in early modern European culture by Matt Goldish( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This volume brings together ten essays by leading scholars about Jewish messianic ideas and movements in the early modern world. While much of the previous literature in this field has focused on the internal dynamics of Jewish thought, these essays stress the broader historical and philosophical context. The papers deal with such topics as messianic ideology in the wake of the Spanish Expulsion, messianism and Renaissance philosophy, the Sabbatean movement and its impact on Christian thought, messianism and conversion, the relationship of Christian kabbalists to Jewish messianic ideas, the Frankist movement, and Freemasonry. As a group, the essays here represent a challenge to Gershom Scholem's reading of Jewish messianism in this era, offering a rich tapestry of relationships between the religious imagination of Jews and that of their neighbors. Scholars and students of early modern history, eschatology and religion will find much food for thought here
Bible scholarship in the Netherlands of Spinoza's time and in the British Isles of Newton's time ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Force, James Edwin 1947-
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German (1)
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